Bihar university issues admit card to Lord Ganesha, ‘to write’ commerce exam

Patna: If an admit card downloaded from the website of a university in Bihar is anything to go by, Lord Ganesha was supposed to write the examination on behalf of an undergraduate commerce student.
The Lalit Narayan Mithila University (LNMU) in Darbhanga district, 145 km north-east of Patna, issued the admit card bearing the photograph and signature of the Hindu deity to Krishna Kumar Roy, a first-year BCom (Hons) student of JN College, Nehera.
Roy had to run from pillar to post after discovering the goof up in his admit card. The mistake was corrected and he was allowed to write the university examinations, which began from October 4.
“I had to submit relevant papers and make several rounds of my college for the past one month because of my faulty admit card,” Roy said.
“Jab mera photo ke jagah bhagwan ka photo aa raha hai aur signature bhi unhi ka ho raha hai to university to bhagwan ke bharose chal raha hai (If instead of my photo, it’s that of a god and the signature is also his, then the university seems to be running at the mercy of the gods),” he added.
The university, however, distanced itself from the controversy.
“The mistake was not at our end but that of the cyber café where the student had gone to submit his examination form online. At our university, all examination forms have to be submitted online,” LNMU registrar Mustafa Kamal Ansari told the Hindustan Times.
“In any case, the said admit card was not valid till the same was verified and countersigned by the college principal. We have instructed college principals to verify and countersign all admit cards downloaded from our website before any candidate is allowed to appear in exams,” he added.
The registrar confirmed that the fault has been rectified and the student will be allowed to appear in the exam.
LNMU is among the 16 state-run universities in Bihar. It has 25 affiliated colleges and 43 constituent colleges under it.

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